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March 14, 2014 8 Comments

The press pool stifling hard questions

The US Secretary of State John Kerry held a “press conference” in London today. Channel 4 News were told we would not be allowed in – they had arranged for Sky and Reuters to come in as a “pool” and the answers would be circulated to all media.

Last week in Moscow it was the same story when Vladimir Putin held a “press conference”. “You cannot come,” said the president’s press officer when I got through to her to ask where and when it was happening.

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January 30, 2014 8 Comments

Counting ethnic minority, female, older, disabled and gay people on telly, at last

So brilliant – they are going to start counting. I’m delighted. Now let’s make it count.

December 27, 2013 9 Comments

Edward Snowden – making us all think again about privacy

America’s most wanted whistleblower has made the world think about privacy and the boundaries of intelligence gathering – which is why Krishnan Guru-Murthy has chosen him as his person

December 1, 2013 8 Comments

Back to the Future on energy bills?

Dave and Nick have finally announced their energy bill cutting plan but who wins and who loses? Have we gone back to the future?

October 23, 2013 4 Comments

Rolling back green policies

It might sound like the PM wants to lower your energy bill. But according to his own government documents, doing this seemingly popular U-turn would mean it in fact goes up.

October 13, 2013 1 Comment

Afghanistan’s Hunted Women update

Word has arrived of a major development in the case of Sahar Gul, the 15-year-old girl rescued from terrible abuse by her in-laws and featured in a recent Unreported World documentary.

October 4, 2013 18 Comments

Making Unreported World: Afghanistan’s hunted women

The mere thought of my little girl getting hurt makes me wince. So listening to a young Kabul woman in Kabul describe how her father stabbed her 16 times because she refused to marry the man

September 22, 2013 8 Comments

Stephen Hawking : life after death

For a man with superhuman powers of thinking it might seem a bit greedy to seek more, but Stephen Hawking is trying to cram as much into his life as possible.

September 8, 2013 5 Comments

Little Britain: no big deal?

The Russians hit some nerves this week when dismissing Britain at the G20 summit as “a small island no one pays any attention to”. But did they have a point?

July 4, 2013 No Comments

Voices from Cairo: ‘We feel so happy, we don’t believe it’ – video

I’ve spent the day in Cairo trying to get out and speak to as many ordinary people as possible to see what it felt the day after another revolution.

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